Oh, Trader Joe’s. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Between some of our favorite guilty pleasures (hello, Almond Windmill Cookies!), the best frozen apps for when we’re in a hosting pinch, and, oh yeah, our most beloved Two Buck Chuck, the budget-friendly, environmentally conscious grocer is number one in our books. Even with its widespread (and growing!) popularity, Trader Joe’s is kind of a mystery—what’s with the Hawaiian shirts? Who is Trader Joe? Erm, have you noticed those plastic lobsters lying about? Read on for 14 little-known facts.
The I Love Trader Joe's Cookbook by Cherie Mercer Twohy ($10 and up)
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